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Author Bios

Laurent J. Bouyer, PhD

 

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Dr. Bouyer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Honors Neurophysiology from McGill University in 1990 and then a PhD from the Aerospace Medical Research Unit also at McGill in 1996. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Université de Montréal on animal models of motor control after spinal cord injury (1996-2001). He is now a Full Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation at Université Laval, the Director of the Neuroscience Research Center and a Researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS). His research program focuses on motor control and motor learning. Most of his research projects are carried out in interdisciplinary teams that combine health sciences and engineering, covering many facets of rehabilitation research. His research interests include understanding the neural circuitry underlying human movement control, measuring electromyography and movement both in the lab and in the real world, improving clinical tests using wearable sensors, characterizing early indicators of muscle fatigue during complex movements, and developing new robotic technologies and software for rehabilitation. He has published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals, on motor control, motor learning, and rehabilitation technologies. He has also given over 50 oral presentations at national and international conferences.

Lindsay Carroll, PT, DPT, OCS, OMPT

 

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Dr. Carroll received her Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology in 2007 from the University of Maryland, College Park, her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010, and her Master of Science degree in rehabilitation science from Duquesne University in 2019. She is currently a doctoral student in the Rangos School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and works as a graduate assistant in the Kristen McMaster Biomechanics/Gait Analysis Lab. Dr. Carroll is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedics and practices part-time in outpatient orthopedics and acute care settings.

Joseph M. Day, PT, PhD, OCS

 

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Dr. Day is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Dayton. He earned his MS in physical therapy in 2004 from the University of Kentucky. After earning his Master’s degree, he practiced as a physical therapist in a variety of outpatient clinics with a focus on spine rehabilitation and upper extremity injuries. Before completing his PhD in rehabilitation sciences at the University of Kentucky, he earned certifications in both orthopedics and manual therapy. His current duties at the University of Dayton include teaching in the musculoskeletal courses, research, and clinical practice. His research interests include interprofessional service learning for students, regional interdependency in upper extremity orthopedic injuries, as well as the utility of ultrasound imaging and accelerometers in clinical practice.

Mary I. Fisher, PT, PhD, OCS

 

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Dr. Fisher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Dayton. She graduated from Boston University with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy, and earned her PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Kentucky. Additionally, she received her initial and advanced lymphedema training at the Foeldi Clinic in Germany. She has more than 25 years of clinical practice experience ranging from acute care to orthopedics and oncology rehabilitation. She serves on the Miami Valley Hospital Premier Health Oncology Committee, is past Secretary of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association, and is Senior Editor of Rehabilitation Oncology. Dr. Fisher has been teaching physical therapy for over 20 years, and serves in an advisory capacity to many physical therapy and physical therapists assistant programs. Dr. Fisher’s current research interest focuses on rehabilitation in terms of functional return and measurement of patient-reported outcomes. She was presented with the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences Teaching Award in 2013 and Scholarship Award in 2017 as well as the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy President’s Award in 2019. She has been awarded over $30,000 in grant funding for her research. She has presented her work nationally and internationally, and published in such peer-reviewed journals as Rehabilitation Oncology, the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, and Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.

John J. Fraser, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

 

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Dr. Fraser is a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist and Scientist in the United States Navy, currently serving as the Department Head of Warfighter Performance at the Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA. Dr. Fraser is a graduate of the Physical Therapy Program at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York in 2002 and the post-professional DPT program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2018. He earned his PhD in Education, Kinesiology-Sports Medicine in 2017 from the University of Virginia where he studied the role of the foot in lateral ankle sprains and chronic ankle instability. His research interests and expertise are focused on biomechanical and sensorimotor function in conditions of the ankle-foot complex and musculoskeletal prevention and rehabilitation of military tactical-athletes. Dr. Fraser’s clinical experience includes prevention and clinical management of orthopedic and sports injury, musculoskeletal primary care, and postsurgical rehabilitation of military tactical-athletes and civilian collegiate and recreational athletes.

Jay Hertel, PhD, ATC

 

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Dr. Hertel is currently Joe H. Gieck Professor of Sports Medicine, Departments of Kinesiology & Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia (UVA). He directs UVA's graduate programs in Athletic Training & Sports Medicine and is co-director of the Exercise & Sport Injury Lab. He is Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Athletic Training. Dr. Hertel received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, in 1993 in Physical Education - Athletic Training. He then was granted his Master of Education from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, in Athletic Training in 1994. His PhD in Kinesiology was awarded from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, in 1999. Dr. Hertel is an acclaimed researcher. His primary area of research deals with lateral ankle instability. His research methods are multifactorial and range from laboratory-based assessments of biomechanics and motor control to evidence-based practice principles inherent to clinical epidemiology. Dr. Hertel has authored or coauthored over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at numerous national and international sports medicine conferences. His research has been funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Athletic Trainers' Association, Research & Education Foundation, American Physical Therapy Association, and the National Football League Charities. Dr. Hertel is a fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers' Association. In 2011, he received the Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research, the highest career research award in athletic training.

Benjamin R. Kivlan, PT, PhD OCS, SCS

 

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Dr. Kivlan is an Associate Professor for Duquesne University’s Department of Physical Therapy. He is a graduate of Elon College's Exercise/Sport Science Program, the University of Pittsburgh's Physical Therapy Program, and completed his PhD studies in Rehabilitation Science at Duquesne University. Dr. Kivlan instructs students enrolled in the graduate programs for Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy students in Human Anatomy and supervises operations of the Human Cadaver Laboratory. He also teaches Physical Therapy students in the Orthopedic Science program. Dr. Kivlan has published several research articles on the topic of musculoskeletal anatomy, functional performance testing, and postoperative rehabilitation and outcomes. He is a board-certified specialist in Sports (SCS) and Orthopedic (OCS) Physical Therapy and enjoys treating patients with various sports and orthopedic injuries. His clinical interests and expertise are in pediatric sports medicine, hip, shoulder, and knee rehabilitation, injury prevention programs, and the use of Astym® therapy to enhance clinical practice. In addition to his academic and clinical responsibilities, Dr. Kivlan is recognized as a national and international speaker with expertise in topics related to diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of the hip joint and the pediatric athlete.

Pierre Langevin, PT, MCISc

 

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Pierre Langevin completed his physiotherapy training at the Université Laval, Quebec, Canada, in 1997 and gained his FCAMPT title in 2002. He holds a Master of Clinical Science from University of Western Ontario completed in 2010. Pierre is the co-owner of Physio Interactive and Clinique Cortex. As a Clinical Professor and lecturer in physiotherapy at the Université Laval, he has taught in that program since 1998. He is sharing his professional time between clinical work, mainly with neck and back pain patients, teaching and engaging in clinical research on back and neck pain. He is an instructor, examiner, and the Credentials Chair for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division. He has published scientific peer-reviewed papers and has been presenter of scientific posters and podium presentation in provincial, national, and international congress. He holds 2 post graduate courses on evidence-informed practice for neck pain and concussion. Finally, he received the 2017 Excellence Award of the Ordre de la physiothérapie du Québec.

Andrew D. Lynch, PT, PhD

 

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Dr. Lynch is an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Rutgers University and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. He was previously a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh for 5 years. Dr. Lynch earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science (2006), Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (2008), and PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science (2012) from the University of Delaware. He has published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, and other respected peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lynch's clinical expertise and research focus on rehabilitation and outcomes for individuals with orthopedic conditions of the knee joint. In his doctoral training at the University of Delaware, he researched the effects and outcomes of progressive stabilization training for individuals with anterior cruciate ligament injuries.

RobRoy L. Martin, PT, PhD, CSCS

 

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Dr. Martin completed his bachelor degree in Physical Therapy in 1991 at S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center in Syracuse. His doctoral degree was awarded from the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in June 2003. He is currently a Professor at Duquesne University in the Department of Physical Therapy and is a part-time staff-physical therapist at the Center for Rehab Services/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Center for Sports Medicine. Dr. Martin currently serves as an Editor for the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy’s Clinical Practice Guidelines. His areas of interest include outcome research related to the lower extremity, specifically the hip, ankle, and foot. Dr. Martin has over 100 publications, 200 presentations, and 4 grants related to this research agenda.

Jeevan Pandya, PT, DPT, MHS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

 

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Dr. Jeevan Pandya received his Bachelor of Science degree in physiotherapy from Pune University, India, in 2003. He earned his Master of Health Science degree from University of Indianapolis in 2007. He received his Doctoral degree in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Pandya is an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) board certified orthopaedic specialist and a Fellow of American Association of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT). He also holds a Maitland Specialist Certification. Dr. Pandya’s research has been published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinic Practice. He is currently a senior and research physical therapist at St. Francis Hospital Sports Medicine Clinic in Indianapolis.

Jean-Sébastien Roy, PT, PhD

 

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Dr. Jean-Sébastien Roy received his BSc degree in Physical Therapy in 1997, and his PhD degree in 2008 from Université Laval. He then completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at McMaster University. He is now a researcher in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS) and a Full Professor in the Rehabilitation Department at Université Laval (Quebec City, Canada). Dr Roy’s research interests lie in defining the central (neural) and peripheral (joint-level) factors associated with the occurrence and chronicization of musculoskeletal disorders (mainly at the shoulder joint), and in evaluating the effects of rehabilitation approaches to prevent or rehabilitate shoulder disorders. His other interests include to better understand normal shoulder motor control, mechanisms underlying motor learning or relearning (postinjury), and factors that impact both shoulder motor control and motor learning. He has published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals, mainly on neuromuscular and biomechanical mechanisms of shoulder disorders, and has given over 60 presentations at national and international conferences. Before being involved full time in research, Dr. Roy worked for 10 years as a physical therapist at the Laval University Hospital, specializing in the treatment of shoulder disorders.

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